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Foreign Secretary James Cleverly says Britain and France will have blazing rows but also work together

Foreign Secretary James Cleverly has predicted that Britain and France will both have “blazing rows” and “work very collaboratively” as he vowed the Government will approach the European Political Community with an open mind.

Liz Truss is set to attend a meeting of the group – French President Emmanuel Macron’s scheme to bring together EU nations and countries outside the bloc.

The British prime minister caused controversy during her Tory leadership campaign by failing to say whether the ally was “friend or foe”.

Mr Cleverly declined to call Mr Macron a “friend” when asked to choose but said he had a “lovely chat” with the French President on the eve of the Queen’s funeral.

The Foreign Secretary told a Tory conference fringe event hosted by the UK in a Changing Europe think tank: “We had a very friendly chat, I said to him that the comments that he made about Her late Majesty were pitch perfect.”

Elaborating on the cross-Channel relationship, he said there is a “degree of sibling rivalry”.

“I think our proximity sometimes generates friction but ultimately what we’ve seen on plenty of occasions, not just because of Ukraine, that despite perhaps our unique ability to rub each other up the wrong way at times, that actually we do have a real ability to pull together and work very collaboratively when needs be.

“I have no doubt that we will find ways of working brilliantly closely with France, and I have no doubt we’ll find ways of having blazing rows with France, because that’s what the Brits and the French do, it’s our thing.”

Asked about Mr Macron’s European club, Mr Cleverly said he agreed with “recognising there is more to Europe than the EU”.

“I think having European countries finding ways to work together, whether on mutual security, economic security etc, etc, that’s certainly something we’ll go into with open eyes.

“We want to find ways of working well with our neighbours and partners and friends in Europe, and we’re willing to explore what this can do and how it can add value to our relationships.”

Ms Truss’s move to attend the meeting in Prague, which comes after days of weighing up whether to go, will raise eyebrows given her explicit scepticism about the project only a few months ago as Mr Cleverly’s predecessor at the Foreign Office.

Mr Cleverly said it had struck him how much the international community has pulled together since Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, saying the Russian president has failed in his aim to fracture the allies’ relations.

He said Russia’s veto on the United Nations Security Council is “problematic”, but that it still serves an “important function” as it “allows the world to see that they are isolated”.

Asked about negotiations with the EU over the Northern Ireland Protocol, Mr Cleverly said: “We’ve been very clear about the things we think are key to the integrity of the UK: Northern Ireland must always be treated as an integral part of our country.”

He praised government colleague Steve Baker for apologising to the EU and Ireland for his former “ferocious” stance on Brexit negotiations.

“I think it was very honourable to try and take some of the heat out of the conversation,” he said.

“What Steve is implicitly saying is ‘let’s look forward and not backwards’, and I think that is a very, very sensible thing to say.”

The Twitter deal is back.

Twitter’s stock spikes after Elon Musk offers to buy firm for original $44B price

Twitter’s stock skyrocketed on Tuesday afternoon after word surfaced that billionaire Elon Musk has proposed moving forward with his original $44 billion deal to buy the social media firm.

Shares of Twitter spiked as much as 15% before trading was halted on the news of the report. As of 1:15 a.m. ET, the stock was up 12.67% to $47.93 – a figure that trailed Musk’s offer of $54.20 per share.

Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives said Musk’s decision to reverse course and proceed with the deal “is a clear sign” that the billionaire recognized he was “highly unlikely” to win his legal battle with Twitter’s board.

“We see minimal regulatory risk in this deal although now Musk owning the Twitter platform will cause a firestorm of worries and questions looking ahead among users and the Beltway,” Ives said in a note. “This is a smart move for Musk to go ahead with the deal given the legal hurdles that were ahead into Delaware.”

Ives set a 12-month price target of $50 for Twitter shares.

Musk’s reversal came just days before he was slated to face Twitter in Delaware Chancery Court. Twitter was seeking to force Musk to buy the company at the originally-agreed $44 billion price after the billionaire tried to back out of the agreement due to concerns about spam bots.

Musk’s proposal weighed on Tesla shares, which were trading higher for much of the morning, but sank as reports of a deal surfaced – a potential sign that investors are fretting he will have to sell more stock to fund the transaction.

Tesla’s stock, which had opened higher in early morning trades, was flat at $244.03 in early afternoon trading.

As The Post reported, Musk’s proposal to honor the original terms was a bid to avoid the trial, which was slated to begin on Oct. 17. The Tesla CEO was slated to be deposed by Twitter’s attorneys on Thursday and Friday ahead of the trial.

Musk offers to end legal fight, pay $44B to buy Twitter

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/report-musk-proposes-to-proceed-with-twitter-takeover/2022/10/04/d7f2a6aa-4401-11ed-be17-89cbe6b8c0a5_story.html

Many of Musk’s tweets in the past 24 hours have been about a divisive proposal to end Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, drawing the ire of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Musk argued in a tweet Monday that to reach peace Russia should be allowed to keep the Crimea Peninsula that it seized in 2014. He also said Ukraine should adopt a neutral status, dropping a bid to join NATO following Russia’s partial mobilization of reservists.

Elon Musk is abandoning his legal battle to back out of buying Twitter by offering to go through with his original $44 billion bid for the social media platform.

The mercurial Tesla CEO made the offer in a letter to Twitter, Musk disclosed in a filing Tuesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The offer comes just two weeks before Twitter’s lawsuit seeking to force Musk to go through with the deal goes to trial in Delaware Chancery Court.

The filing says he’ll complete deal as long as he gets debt financing and provided that the court gets rid of the lawsuit.

By going through with the deal, Musk essentially gave Twitter what it was seeking from the court — “specific performance” of the contract with Musk, meaning he would have to go through with the purchase at the original price. The contract Musk signed also has a $1 billion breakup fee.

Eric Talley, a law professor at Columbia University, said he’s not surprised by Musk’s turnaround, especially ahead of a scheduled deposition of Musk by Twitter attorneys starting Thursday that was “not going to be pleasant.”

“On the legal merits, his case didn’t look that strong,” Talley said. “It kind of seemed like a pretty simple buyer’s remorse case.”

If Musk were to lose the trial, the judge could not only force him to close the deal but also impose interest payments that would have increased its cost, Talley said.

What did surprise Talley is that Musk doesn’t appear to be trying to renegotiate the deal. Even a modest price reduction might have given Musk a “moral victory” and the ability to say he got something out of the protracted dispute, Talley said.

News of the renewed offer caused trading of Twitter stock to be halted much of Tuesday afternoon on the New York Stock Exchange for “news pending” after it jumped nearly 13% to $47.93. That’s still well below the price of $54.20 in Musk’s original offer. Trading halts are how stock exchanges give investors a forced timeout when trading for a stock gets too chaotic, or when a company is about to offer market-moving news.

Neither Twitter nor attorneys for Musk responded to requests for comment Tuesday afternoon.

Musk has been trying to back out of the deal for several months after signing on to buy the San Francisco company in April. Shareholders have already approved the sale, and legal experts say Musk faced a huge challenge to defend against Twitter’s lawsuit, which was filed in July.

Musk claimed that Twitter under-counted the number of fake accounts on its platform, and Twitter sued when Musk announced the deal was off.

Musk’s argument largely rested on the allegation that Twitter misrepresented how it measures the magnitude of “spam bot” accounts that are useless to advertisers. Most legal experts believe he faced an uphill battle to convince Chancellor Kathaleen St. Jude McCormick, the court’s head judge, that something changed since the April merger agreement that justifies terminating the deal.

Legal experts said Musk may have anticipated that he would lose. Things haven’t been going well for him in court recently, with the judge ruling more frequently in Twitter’s favor on evidentiary matters, said Ann Lipton, an associate law professor at Tulane University. The judge’s denied several of Musk’s discovery requests, Lipton said.

It’s also possible that Musk’s co-investors in the deal were starting to get nervous about how the case was proceeding, she said.

Musk’s main argument for terminating the deal – that Twitter was misrepresenting how it measured its “spam bot” problem – also didn’t appear to be going well as Twitter had been working to pick apart Musk’s attempts to get third-party data scientists to bolster his concerns.

Twitter now has options in the case and doesn’t necessarily have to accept a new offer from Musk, said Robert Anderson, a law professor at Pepperdine University.

“Twitter could still be concerned that the same thing might happen again without some additional security,” Anderson said. “They’re going to want some assurance that the deal is going to happen right away.”

Columbia’s Talley said he would insist on Musk putting money into an escrow account until the deal is completed. Such an account could hold cash and/or Twitter shares, as a good-faith demonstration by Musk, Talley suggested.

Mysteriously, neither Musk nor Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal have written anything about the deal on Twitter, where many developments in the dispute have been aired. Many of Musk’s tweets in the past 24 hours have been about a divisive proposal to end Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, drawing the ire of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Musk argued in a tweet Monday that to reach peace Russia should be allowed to keep the Crimea Peninsula that it seized in 2014. He also said Ukraine should adopt a neutral status, dropping a bid to join NATO following Russia’s partial mobilization of reservists.

If the deal does go through, Musk may be stuck with a company he damaged with repeated statements denoucing fake accounts, Susannah Streeter, senior markets analyst for Hargreaves Lansdown in the United Kingdom, wrote in an investor note. “This is an important metric considered to be key for future revenue streams via paid advertising or for subscriptions on the site, and his relentless scrutiny of Twitter’s figures over the last few months is likely to prompt questions from potential advertising partners,” she wrote.

Reports of the settlement surfaced just hours after attorneys for Musk filed a motion late Monday night seeking sanctions against Twitter for allegedly instructing whistleblower Peiter “Mudge” Zatko in June to destroy evidence. In a proposed order, Musk attorneys, said “an adverse inference is drawn against plaintiff, that all destroyed evidence corroborates Mr. Zatko’s testimony.”

If Musk were to lose, among the remedies that would favor Twitter is a court order to go through with the deal. The Chancery Court last year forced private equity firm Kohlberg & Co. to go through with its $550 million buyout of DecoPac, a company based in Minnesota that calls itself the world’s largest supplier of cake decorating supplies to professional decorators and bakeries. The case was emblematic of the court’s common — though not uniform — resolution of enforcing contractual obligations on buyers.

Other options include Musk being forced to pay the breakup fee each side agreed to if deemed responsible for the deal falling through. Or he might have to pay off a larger amount without actually buying the company for $44 billion.

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He, Picardo, also pledged his allegience to the not so royal crown:

Our Royal Gibraltar Regiment proudly guarded the Sovereign and the Royal Palaces in March this year.

What better demonstration than that of our indisputably British Sovereignty.

Our people,

Our Regiment,

Guarding Our Sovereign.

We were therefore heart broken when the death of Her Late Majesty was announced. Because as you may already have heard me say, but I will never tire of repeating, We were her Rock – and she was ours.

And both those analogies extend far beyond the geological.

So today, as I see you for the first time since the pandemic and as we gather for the first time since we mourn Her, I want to end my address to you tonight reaffirming the entire, enduring and exclusive loyalty and commitment of the People and Government of Gibraltar to the British Crown.

We all wish and pray that our beloved Queen Elizabeth shall rest in Eternal Peace.

And I urge you all to raise your glasses and toast, my dear friends, the King of Gibraltar, Charles the III.

Long Live The king.

He was also thankful for:

The supply of vacancies, which made us the first territory with full population vaccination. And the assistance with a Sovereign Guarantee for our long term pandemic debt.

And:

"To be truly in Team GIBRALTAR you have to wear the colours though."

"So I have had specifically brought over the colours for James and Leo to wear as we get into the final stages of this negotiation."

What colours is he talking about?
Could it be the blood soaked red on the Gibraltar flag which represents satan and his political lakeys, instead of Gods colour blue?

gibred

https://jahtruth.net/gibfg.htm

Or could his colours more closely represent what he paraded around in not to long ago?

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Which more closely aligns with the drool fest he exhibits for the pedophiles of the fake royal house of wind soar?

Gibraltars future is already established, with the Righteous Royal King, whose Crown it is.

Foreign Secretary James Cleverly has predicted that Britain and France will both have “blazing rows” and “work very collaboratively” as he vowed the Government will approach the European Political Community with an open mind.

[Je ne sais pas] - Those french cows drink red wine...

French Cows Drink Red Wine - Vinbovin Meat Uses Wine in Cattle Feed

:cow2: :cow2:

Probably safe to say that both Kobe and Vinbovin beef is only for the "select elect" few to eat.

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Agreed

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Kuwaiti government steps down

The government of the Gulf state has had its letter of resignation accepted amid a standoff with the country's democratically elected parliament.

Kuwait's government on Sunday submitted its resignation to Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, who accepted it, state news agency KUNA reported.

The crown prince had received a letter of resignation from Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf al-Sabah and accepted the offer, asking the government to stay on in a caretaker capacity, the news agency said.

The crown prince had appointed Sheikh Ahmad prime minister in July.

Why would Kuwait's government resign?

The move comes after parliamentary elections on Thursday that saw opposition candidates, including Islamists, make considerable gains.

The results have made it unlikely that the government can ease recent tensions between it and the 50-member assembly and push forward with economic reforms.

The Kuwaiti government is appointed by the royal family, while the parliament is democratically elected and enjoys more independence than other legislatures of its kind in the region.

The previous parliament was dissolved by the crown prince, who has taken on most of the ruling emir's duties since late last year, in a bid to end the political standoff.

Among other things, the deadlock between the government and parliament has delayed the approval of a state budget for the fiscal year 2022/2023.

All lives matter. With that being said, the backlash against white-skinned people is wrong.

Kanye West, Candace Owens Spark Backlash After Wearing ‘White Lives Matter’ Sweatshirts

Rapper Kanye West attended his Yeezy Season 9 collection presentation in Paris, France, on Monday wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the words “White Lives Matter.”

Germany announces an end to lockdowns, but something new is coming

In Germany, the municipality has put a warning in every mailbox saying that there will be no more Lockdown.

The new one coming for this winter is called Blackdown.

Brochures explain how a citizen of Germany must prepare for this Blackdown in order to survive.

To have food for 14 days, water, batteries, medicines, cash.
The warning is very serious and for the first time it is made individually to every citizen of Germany.
Blackdown may not only involve Germany, but much of Europe.

Electric vehicles are exploding in Florida - country's second biggest EV market - because Hurricane Ian's water damage has caused batteries to corrode and catch fire

  • A number of EVs have caught fire in Florida in the wake of Hurricane Ian
  • The storm's damaging floods have corroded batteries in electric vehicles, putting them at risk of explosive fire
  • 'There’s a ton of EVs disabled from Ian. As those batteries corrode, fires start,' David Patronis, Florida's fire marshall, said
  • Florida is the second-largest EV market in the U.S. with at least 95,000 registered cars

Firefighters in Florida are dealing with a new problem in the wake of Hurricane Ian's damaging floods - explosive fires caused by waterlogged batteries in electric vehicles.

When EV batteries take on a large amount of water, they're at risk of corrosion that can lead to unexpected fires, according to a top fire official in the state - which is America's second largest EV market after California, with 95,000 registered vehicles.

'There’s a ton of EVs disabled from Ian. As those batteries corrode, fires start,' Florida's fire marshal and top financial officer David Patronis tweeted Thursday. 'That’s a new challenge that our firefighters haven’t faced before. At least on this kind of scale.'

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This is also a consideration with Batteries
This is a global problem.

Prices

Battery cell manufacturing – crucial in the EV and battery storage supply chain – is even more energy intensive than solar manufacturing, and Europe is a major global player. The EU currently boasts about 550 GWh of capacity, representing 27% of global operational capacity. Announced projects under development are set to boost that total significantly, increasing capacity to 2.7 terawatt-hours, positioning the EU as a global leader. However, those are now at risk and the car manufacturing and battery storage sectors could struggle to source European-made batteries as a result.

Britishvolt’s signature giga-sized battery factory in Blyth in the UK – which would add 30 GWh to the continent’s manufacturing capabilities – has already been delayed to mid-2025 due to rising energy costs and the need for additional fundraising. With Chinese manufacturers enjoying much lower power prices, European manufacturers’ plans to rapidly scale production could be challenged. Depending on how long elevated power prices continue, a slowdown in EV adoption in Europe could follow.
Europe’s renewable energy supply chain under threat from soaring power prices, 25% of solar and battery manufacturing capacity at risk

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Gas prices set to soar after midterms as Biden’s raid on oil reserve expires

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 by: News Editors

Gas prices set to soar after midterms as Biden’s raid on oil reserve expires

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 by: [News Editors]

Image: Gas prices set to soar after midterms as Biden’s raid on oil reserve expires

A befuddled President Joe Biden on Monday contradicted both reality and his own Treasury Department, boasting about his self-proclaimed success in lowering gas prices and claiming that his administration is making steady progress on tackling inflation, even as American consumers continue to struggle with high food prices.

(Article by Mark Pellin republished from HeadlineUSA.com)

“The price of gas, when we said what I was doing wouldn’t make any difference, well guess what, it’s down $1.30 since the start of the summer,” Biden dissembled over gas prices during a speech at Boston Logan International Airport.

The national average price of gas is still more than $1 higher than it was when Biden took office and started his aggressive war on energy independence.

Biden’s pronouncement came one day after Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned that gas prices are likely to skyrocket this winter to near previous highs. With the European Union halting most Russian oil purchases and banning Russia from shipping oil by tanker, she said, prices are expected to increase significantly.

“It is possible that that could cause a spike in oil prices,” Yellen told CNN on Sunday.

While Yellen laid preemptive cover for the Biden administration by again blaming the Russia/Ukraine war for high gas prices, she kept mum on the dirty little secret that will almost assuredly send gas prices higher after the midterms.

What is wrong with people why do the majority keep thinking if they do the same thing again and again things will get better, expecting different results, definition of insanity. No wonder Father (Who is wonderful) is going to allow world war three to happen, people cannot keep there heads buried in the sand. How bad to things truly have to get people to realize that this government (Satan) is not really your friend.

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And, Just Like That… American Taxpayer Dollars Are Now Funding Terrorists Who Blow Up Bridges and Target Russian Infrastructure

According to Russian news agency Tass, an explosion occurred in early Saturday morning on one of Putin’s prestige projects and Europe’s longest bridge, which connects Russia and Crimea.

“An object believed to be a fuel storage tank has caught fire on the Crimean Bridge, but the viaduct’s navigable arches sustained no damage, an aide to the head of Crimea, Oleg Kryuchkov, said on Saturday,” according to the news outlet.

“According to preliminary information, a fuel storage tank is on fire… Navigable arches were not damaged. It is too early to speak about causes and consequences. Work to extinguish the blaze is underway,” Kryuchkov wrote in his Telegram channel.

Crimean Bridge, also known as Kerch Strait Bridge or Kerch Bridge, is a pair of parallel bridges, one road, one rail, spanning the Kerch Strait between the Taman Peninsula of Krasnodar Krai in Russia and the Kerch Peninsula of Crimea in Ukraine.

After annexing Crimea at the start of the Russo-Ukrainian War, Russia built the bridge. It is the longest bridge ever constructed in Russia, at 19 kilometers (12 miles), and the longest bridge in all of Europe.

Besides transportation, Russia’s motivation for building the bridge was to legitimize its territorial claims in Crimea.

The details of the bomb blast are not yet known, but it is clear that your tax dollars are now funding bombings of Russian infrastructure.

Russia claims a truck bomb was behind the blast.

Russian divers to examine Crimea bridge

Divers were to inspect the waters beneath the Crimea bridge on Sunday a day after a huge blast damaged Russia’s key road and rail link to the annexed peninsula, killing three people.

“We are ordering the examination by divers, they will start work from six in the morning,” Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin told state media late Saturday after the early morning explosion.

He also said the “first results” of Russia’s inspection of the bridge were due Sunday.

Authorities in Russia and Crimea have tried to reassure the population and downplayed the attack on the bridge, which has major symbolic importance for the Kremlin.

Officals said car and train traffic had resumed over the bridge, with Moscow’s transport ministry saying Sunday that long-distance passenger trains from Crimea to Russia were “moving according to the standard schedule”.

The Russian-installed leader of Crimea, Sergei Askyonov, said late Saturday that authorities were assessing whether it is safe to let busses through.

He said people who want to get back to Russia could take a car or a ferry to cities such as Krasnodar and Anapa.

Moscow said a truck bomb exploded setting off a massive blaze, but has stopped short of blaming Ukraine.

Some officials, mainly in Crimea and Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine, have nonetheless called for retaliation.

Aksyonov urged Crimeans to remain “calm” and said the “situation is under control”.

But he added: “Of course, there are emotions and there is a healthy desire to seek revenge.”

Coming to a neighborhood near you?

Article dated 29 September 2022

One person was killed and at least two sustained injuries as a result of a Russian missile strike on the city of Dnipro (Dnipropetrovsk Oblast). An extensive fire broke out at a transport infrastructure facility.

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